CHICAGO — A festival billing itself as the city's "first annual Mac & Cheese fest" is coming to the Near West Side this fall.
The festival, slated for October 4, promises to offer "a mind-blowing variety of macaroni and cheese entrees" from about 60 Chicago chefs, according to the event's press release.
Each of the chefs will present their own versions of the classic dish, using any type of pasta and cheese as the primary ingredients, organizers said. Festival attendees will also chow down on appetizers and sides served with craft beer, wine or soft drinks.
Attendees and "a panel of foodies" will select a winner, who will take home "the Golden Noodle," organizers said.
Tickets for the event are $50 and will go on sale later this summer, said a spokeswoman for the event. More information and tickets will be available through the event's website.
A portion of the proceeds will go to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana.
The event will be from 12 to 3 p.m. on October 4 at the UIC Forum, 725 West Roosevelt Road.
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